Buffalo Niagara Partnership Statement Re: New York State Budget
“We are very disappointed with this budget agreement and with the people who negotiated it. The outcome of their closed door work not only will further erode the economy of upstate NY but also will significantly blunt the impact of a number of the agreed upon priorities in Governor Cuomo’s high profile economic development initiatives, including our region’s ‘Buffalo Billion.’ No rhetorical lipstick can gloss over this unfortunate reality. It also confirms to business decision makers around the world that the state is not yet ‘open for business.’”
ABOUT THE BUFFALO NIAGARA PARTNERSHIP
The Buffalo Niagara Partnership is the area’s regional chamber of commerce and privately-funded economic development organization. Partnership members employ more than a quarter of a million people in the Buffalo Niagara region. By mobilizing members and strategic partners around common goals, the Partnership grows private investment and jobs in Buffalo Niagara through advocacy, business development, and convening.